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I am a franchisee &
this is my McDonald’s

I am a franchisee &
this is my McDonald's

‘A McDonald’s franchise was the perfect fit.’

Cherry, franchisee
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I am a franchisee &
this is my McDonald's

‘The rewards are definitely there for the earning.’

Atul, franchisee
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I am a franchisee &
this is my McDonald's

‘I am part of the community – I can get involved.’

Jane, franchisee
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I am a franchisee &
this is my McDonald's

‘I had exactly the skills they were looking for.’

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Become a franchisee

We opened the doors of our first UK McDonald’s restaurant in 1974. Now, in over 1,250 UK restaurants, we serve millions of customers, create jobs and provide opportunities to local people and businesses. A lot of that is down to the hard work of our franchisees: the people who believe in our brand enough to take on their own slice of it.

We’re always looking for hands-on, ambitious people who are ready to make a long-term commitment to our business. As a franchisee, you’ll need to make a significant up-front financial investment, which means having at least £85,000 in unencumbered funds. You’ll also be ready to lead from the front and work within our framework to give yourself the greatest chance of success.

A franchise at McDonald’s is an appealing investment, but it’s also a big ask. We look for dedicated individuals who are willing to work hard, and we have a rigorous selection process to ensure we choose the right people. If you’re up to the challenge, the rewards can be worth it – the average restaurant has a cash flow1 of between £95,000 and £200,000.

The commitment isn’t all on your side though. We’re a leading global business and we offer world-class support, training and development to our franchisees. We also make sure you have a supply chain to be proud of, and give you the benefit of marketing and branding that’s among the most recognised on the planet.

1*Restaurant operating profit + depreciation + interest


There’s more to McDonald’s franchising than serving up the perfect Big Mac®. We’re a great example of how franchising works. But what does being a franchisee really mean?

What's it about?


A household name, comprehensive training and a business model that’s been recognised far beyond our industry. There are a lot of reasons to choose McDonald’s.

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you'll need

We look for more than money in the bank and commercial know-how in our franchisees. To become part of our brand, you’ll also need to prove your passion, personality and people skills.

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From our first meeting through to first interviews, from rolling up your sleeves in a restaurant to participating in detailed training, our franchisee application process helps both of us decide whether a McDonald’s franchise is right for you.

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Your next steps

If you think you have what it takes to run a McDonald's franchise, there are a few steps you’ll have to take to move things forward. First of which is coming to meet us at a franchise fair or insight day where you can get the answers to your most burning questions – something you’ll need to do before you start your application.

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